During his visit to Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Minister of Tourism Massimo Garavaglia made a stop this morning, Wednesday 8 September, at the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli. "The presence of the Minister honors us and is the recognition of the value of our School not only in the training of Mosaic Masters, but also for the cultural tourism of our region" said Stefano Lovison, president of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli. Accompanied by MEP Marco Dreosto, the Minister wanted to start his day of meetings with a visit to the historic institution of Spilimbergo, thus coming into contact with a peculiar artistic form of our region: the mosaic. In addition to President Lovison, he was also welcomed by the director of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, Gian Piero Brovedani, together with the Regional Councilor for Culture Tiziana Gibelli, the Regional Councilor for Agri-food Resources Stefano Zannier and the Administration of the Municipality of Spilimbergo with the Deputy Mayor Ester Filipuzzi. An opportunity to present the activities of the School, but also to talk about a profession that has made Friulians famous all over the world, President Lovison showed the Minister the most significant works, summarized the centennial history of the School by walking through its spaces , guided the Minister in the workshops where students from all over the world study and train.Intrigued by the process of creating a mosaic work, Minister Garavaglia appreciated the respect for manual skills and traditional techniques while declined in contemporary forms and aesthetics. "An Italian excellence, a school like this is a great opportunity because it combines art, culture, manual skills, all-Friulian skills that enrich the entire nation," said the Minister at the end of the visit. "It deserves to be known and visited more and more: we will work together to plan a promotion, in contact with the Region and the municipal administration".The School therefore presents itself as a place to be valued also from a tourist point of view, a unicum that is added to the other beauties of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Italy. It is since the nineties that, through a policy of transparency and hospitality, the School has opened itself to visits as the best formula to disseminate and promote the mosaic and allow everyone to get in touch with the evolution, techniques, 'expressiveness of this ancient art, to hear the sound of hammers, to understand how a tile is born and how it becomes an essential unit of the composition. Before the stop imposed by the international pandemic, during 2019 there were more than 37 thousand visitors confirming the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli one of the most loved regional sites, they fly for the economy of the territory, but also a place where a heritage is preserved and transmitted of knowledge, the foundation of a profession that is as alive today as it was centuries ago.
8 september 2021